Lesson Description

In this week's lesson, Aldrine discusses how to chunk with the most efficient form, the importance of good form, as well as the most efficient way to switch from Dm to Bb. We also examine the use of diminished chords in Blues music, and explore the switching of Blues scales during a single song. Finally, we talk about technique vs style and the use of techniques in different styles.

This Week's Challenge:
Uke Minutes - Tips for a Cleaner Strum

Last Week's Challenge:
Uke Minutes - Triplet Strum

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Questions Asked this Week:
1:40 What are the benefits to chunking with the side of your thumb?

16:40 How do you switch from Dm to Bb?

23:00 Balancing your ukulele like a seesaw

24:45 Are diminished chords considered "Blues chords"?

27:40 Can you use multiple Blues scales in a single song?

34:10 What techniques work best for what style of music?

References/resources for this video:
Uke Minutes - How to Chunk
Uke Minutes - How to Hold Multiple Strings with One Finger
Uke Minutes - Diminished Chords
Full Course - Beginner Blues
Ukulele Underground University - Blues
Uke Minutes - 12 Bar Blues
Ukulele Play-Along - Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix) with Jason Arimoto
Uke Minutes - Blues Scales
Aldrine, Mike Powers, Brittni Paiva and James Hill performs Little Wing
Ukulele Duos - 12 Bar Blues with Matt Dahlberg
Paul Hemming's Diminished Returns Course

Matt's Basic Strumming Course on UU+
Matt's Ultimate Strumming Course

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